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Fuel cells will flop outside Japan, says VW

Filed under: Japan , Technology , Volkswagen , Electric “It may fly within Japan, but not globally,” VW’s Shoji said. It’s long been battered into our beleaguered auto writer brains that the ultimate future source of motivation for tomorrow’s cars and trucks is not gasoline, diesel, electricity, natural gas, propane or solar power – it’s the hydrogen fuel cell

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Fuel cells will flop outside Japan, says VW

12
Sep

Fuel cells will flop outside Japan, says VW

Filed under: Japan , Technology , Volkswagen , Electric “It may fly within Japan, but not globally,” VW’s Shoji said. It’s long been battered into our beleaguered auto writer brains that the ultimate future source of motivation for tomorrow’s cars and trucks is not gasoline, diesel, electricity, natural gas, propane or solar power – it’s the hydrogen fuel cell

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Fuel cells will flop outside Japan, says VW

11
Sep
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Tanner Foust checks out his new VW Beetle GRC rally car

Filed under: Motorsports , Performance , Videos , Hatchback , Volkswagen , Celebrities , Racing Racing driver and Top Gear USA host Tanner Foust is a very busy guy. After all, he’s competing in rounds of both Global Rallycross series and FIA World Rallycross Championship , not to mention his TV duties. However, we probably shouldn’t feel too sorry for him, because his job puts him behind the wheel of some truly crazy machinery.

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Tanner Foust checks out his new VW Beetle GRC rally car

10
Sep
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Volkswagen and Funny or Die take humorous spin in 2015 Golf

Filed under: Marketing/Advertising , Videos , Hatchback , Volkswagen , Celebrities , Humor Volkswagen is partnering with Target and Funny or Die in a bizarre ad for the latest Golf starring comedian Rob Huebel, probably best known for his work on Childrens Hospital on Adult Swim. The commercial is titled The Way Too Helpful Neighbor and stars Huebel as the eponymous neighbor

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Sep
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VW announces Russian shutdown, cites floundering market

Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing , Volkswagen , Russia The Russian auto industry is not in a great place right now. A weakened currency, the rouble, is stinging automakers, and in the case of Volkswagen , has prompted a trimming of production. VW lowered production projections at its Kaluga factory from 150,000 units per year to just 120,000

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10
Sep
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What you missed on 9.9.14

Filed under: Convertible , Coupe , Performance , BMW , Mercedes-Benz , Volkswagen , Luxury Say hello to the Mercedes-AMG GT Benz’s Porsche 911-fighter is here, in the form of the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT. It looks killer, and comes packed with a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 producing either 503 horsepower in GT S form, or 456 hp in standard GT guise.

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What you missed on 9.9.14

9
Sep
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2015 Volkswagen Eos Final Edition

Filed under: Convertible , Volkswagen , Quick Spins It’s had numerous upgrades and one big facelift, but before was able to net a second generation, it received a death sentence: the eight-year-old Volkswagen Eos will be decommissioned in 2015. The Final Edition seen here subs for the Sport in the model’s three-trim lineup (as of this writing, the Sport is still on VW USA’s website), slotting in between Komfort and Executive

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6
Sep
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Volkswagen do Brasil doubles up on new Saveiro ute [w/video]

Filed under: Volkswagen , South America Volkswagen may have come a long way since the original Beetle to produce hatchbacks, coupes, convertibles, sedans, wagons and crossovers… but pickups?

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Volkswagen do Brasil doubles up on new Saveiro ute [w/video]

31
Aug
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Lamando is Chinese for VW Jetta CC [w/video]

Filed under: Sedan , China , Videos , Volkswagen , Misc. Auto Shows Volkswagen is not messing around when it characterizes its new MQB architecture as modular.

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Lamando is Chinese for VW Jetta CC [w/video]

30
Aug
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Anti-UAW VW workers move to form own union

Filed under: Volkswagen , UAW/Unions The struggle over unionization at the Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, TN, continues to get more complicated. There’s now a second union fighting to organize at the plant; although this one is staunchly against the actions of the United Auto Workers .

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